Yet again I am back with a new recipe for another special occasion!
It was Will’s birthday, he is trying pretty hard to make his chosen nickname “Big Red” stick so as a private joke I made him Red Velvet cookies 🙂 some people cottoned on but i’m not quite sure he did…
When making these make sure you have plenty of time or rather prepare the dough the day before as it has to rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
120g unsalted butter, room temperature
60g cream cheese
135g brown sugar
50g caster sugar
210g plain / all purpose flour
15g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon milk
1cup of white chocolate chips + Red food colouring
In a bowl, whisk butter, cream cheese, caster and brown sugar til fluffy, then add the food colouring.
In a separate bowl sift all the dry ingredients and set aside.
In a small bowl mix the egg, milk, vanilla, vinegar and add it to the sugar mix.
Scraping down the sides, whisk the dry ingredients a bit at the time in the sugar mix until completely combined.
Add the chocolate chips and mix with a spatula.
Once it’s all done, wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Turn oven on 180°. Make balls from the dough and place them on a tray covered with baking paper. My oven is quite small so I prepared all the balls in advance and had to do a tray at the time. On each I put 5-6 balls well spaced out while the rest I put in the freezer as the room temperature was quite high given the current summer heat.
Leave in the oven for 15 mins. When they come out they will still be pretty soft and flimsy so get them on a cooling rack covered with parchment with a spatula to avoid breaking them in half.
And that is that! I made 24 or so cookies but it mostly depends on how big or small you want them to be 🙂
Enjoy! Ciao for now! xox